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What are the beliefs and perceptions of practice nurses' influence about the uptake of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine? An integrative literature review

Hill, M. C., Salmon, D. and Aitken, L. M. (2018). What are the beliefs and perceptions of practice nurses' influence about the uptake of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine? An integrative literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(2), doi: 10.1111/jan.13827

Abstract

Aim. To ascertain the beliefs and perceptions of practice nurses’ influence about the uptake of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine.

Background. Immunisation decision making for parents is a complex process. Principle health professionals involved in immunisation programmes are health visitors, general practitioners and practice nurses. There is evidence that health visitors and general practitioners influence parental immunisation decision making. However, there is a lack of evidence about the influence of the practice nurse despite their well-documented role in immunisation.

Design. Integrative Literature Review

Data sources. A systematic search of electronic databases, including: CINAHL; Medline; PubMed; Google Scholar; Science Direct and Scopus from February 1998 - April 2017. Hand searching and reviewing of secondary references were also undertaken.

Review methods. Two reviewers independently screened records on title and abstract. Studies where the beliefs and perceptions of practice nurses regarding the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine were explored and were published in English were included. The data were analysed using the integrative review processes.

Results. Twelve studies were included; these studies were principally descriptive and were of variable methodological quality. Four themes were identified: parental immunisation influencing factors; practice nurse characteristics; information & communication and personal views and concerns. While this review provides an excellent baseline for this information, more recent research conducted in the current policy environment is urgently needed to determine if these views persist.

Conclusion. Immunisation training and annual updates are essential for practice nurses to keep abreast with the evidence base underpinning national immunisation programmes.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hill, M. C., Salmon, D. and Aitken, L. M. (2018). What are the beliefs and perceptions of practice nurses' influence about the uptake of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine? An integrative literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, which is to be published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13827. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Publisher Keywords: practice nurse, perceptions, beliefs, influence, uptake, MMR, measles, mumps, rubella, vaccine
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Nursing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20281
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